Last Monday Ed turned 31! What a party!
But how do you actually celebrate your birthday? Do you ever think about that? As Dutch people we are used to walking into a room full of family and friends and congratulating everyone... So we are really tired of that! It almost feels forced to do that, luckily we don't do that anymore haha! Know that? What if you could make your birthday a little bit more special.
Your birthday is a special day when you celebrate your birth and the passage of time. It is a moment to reflect on the life lessons learned, to show gratitude for the past year and to look forward to a new year full of opportunities. Here are three tips to celebrate your birthday more consciously:
Make time for self-reflection: Take a moment on your birthday to reflect on the life lessons learned and the experiences you have had over the past year. What have you achieved? What obstacles have you overcome? By consciously looking back, you can grow and develop yourself further.
Out of Gratitude: Be thankful for the past year and for another year of life. Think of the good times, the beautiful memories and the people you hold dear. Write a gratitude list or share your appreciation with those around you. By consciously expressing gratitude, you create a positive atmosphere and strengthen your relationships.
Connect with yourself and others: Birthdays are an excellent opportunity to reminisce. Think back to the good times, but don't be afraid to acknowledge the less good times. This helps you grow and makes you more aware of yourself and your path in life. Share these memories with others and create a deeper connection with those around you.
Celebrating your birthday in a conscious way gives meaning to this special day. It is a moment of reflection, gratitude and connection.
So, how are you celebrating your birthday this year?